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Aria - Upgrade from Corner Suite to Sky SUite

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by morga251, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. morga251

    morga251 Tourist

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    Has anyone ever tried to upgrade from a Corner/Tower Suite to Sky Suite at check-in?

    If so, any luck, and if so, how much was the upgrade?

    Based on current prices, it looks like a 1 bedroom Sky Suite goes for ~$200 more than Corner Suite during the days I'm staying.

    Do I have any chance of getting it down closer to $50-$100 a night if it's available?
     
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  3. UKFanatic

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    If getting that upgrade is important to you, I wouldn't wait until checkin. the skysuites are treated as a separate hotel, with its own entrance, elevators, lobby, and room keys. I am not certain how easy it is for the main Aria checkin to even access skysuite availability. So if being in the skysuites is important to you, I would set it up in advance of your trip
     
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  4. gradytripp

    gradytripp Low-Roller

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    I can tell you what happened to me when I checked in last Sunday, July 29th, about 1 pm.

    I had booked a standard, king, strip-view room. I was offered the following upgrades by the (very friendly) front desk person (at the regular front desk, not the Sky Suites front desk):

    1) $50 a night extra for a regular (non-suite) king, strip-view room in the Sky Suites, including all amenities (pool, lounge, etc.).
    2) $55 a night extra for a corner suite in the tower suites
    3) $175 a night extra for a suite in the Sky Suites

    We went with option #1. I didn't even know there were "regular" rooms in the Sky Suites section, but there are. It was slightly smaller than the other king rooms we've had, but we liked it. We made up most of the $50/night extra cost with coffee and drinks in the lounge, plus we like the Sky Suites pool and used it every day.
     
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  5. Patman

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    I had a similar experience my last 2 trips to Aria (last Oct and this May). Both times I checked in at the regular front desk (in the invited guest line) so they do have access to the Sky Suite inventory.

    1. I had a standard King strip view comped and was upgraded to a non-suite Sky Suite room with 2 queens for $60/night (I didn't know they had those also as they do not show up on the site). My guess is that they use these as adjoining rooms to the suites.
    2. I had a standard King myVegas comp and was upgraded to the same non-suite 2 queen Sky Suite room for $75/night and a $20 tip

    As stated above, these both included all the Sky Suite amenities except for the limo as I was already at the hotel.

    If you have booked a corner/tower suite you will be checking in at the check-in for the Tower suites (not the main desk). Whether you will get an upgrade will depend on several things, including availability and the desk clerk you get. As stated above, if you really want the upgrade then book it, otherwise be happy that you may "have to suffer" in a Tower suite :)
     
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  6. vegaslord

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    Adding on to what others have said, my past three stays at ARIA were mostly either in Tower Suites or Sky Suites
    -Back in November during Thanksgiving, I upgraded from a comp king room to Center Suite w/ Strip View (2 queen beds) for $125 per night in the Tower Suites.
    -Back in April during Easter, I upgraded from a comp king room to an Executive Hospitality Suite for $250 per night in the Tower Suites.
    -And recently in May, I upgraded from a standard king room to a One Bedroom Corner Sky Suites which came w/ a Strip View for $175 per night in the Sky Tower.
    I've also received email offers after booking online to upgrade to Sky Suites starting at $139 per night & Corner Suite $75 per night... hope this helps.
     

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  7. dankyone

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    Surprised to hear this! I always thought Skysuites was considered a different hotel.

    If you want to stay there, I would get it done in advance since they will pick you up at the airport.
     
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  8. Ezzy711

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    Those are great prices - better than the upgrade emails that are sent. (still haven't gotten one) I'm wondering how many nights you were staying. I would think staying 1 or 2 nights are easy for them to upsell and not worry about displacing others.
     
  9. gradytripp

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    Four nights, actually. Sunday-Thursday stay in early August=more availability? And I agree that the prices are better than the email upgrade offer. Next time I'm taking the Sky Suite (the actual suite). This summer we've spent about a zillion dollars on home renovations, so I was trying to "economize" the Vegas trip. What was I thinking?
     
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    Had booked two deluxe rooms at the Aria in February. At check-in I asked about an upgrade and have usually taken a $50 upgrade to a corner suite. When I asked about the corner suite upgrade, they had nothing available but offered me two deluxe king rooms in the Sky Suites for the same price. I definitely jumped on that offer. I have booked a room again in August, but when I called to see if they could "upgrade" me right away to the same room, I was told only at check-in as the Sky Suites deluxe rooms are available only at check-in.
     
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  11. Farner

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    Regarding the regular non-suite Sku Suite upgrades: I have done this when traveling solo, too. The ‘regular’ Sky Suite room feels like servant quarters with possibility for a connection to the Suites. I actually like the regular Aria rooms better, but traveling alone I liked the benefit of free snacks and Sky Suite Pool (Shade) over the cramped room.
     
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  12. NolaWave

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    Hmmmm so the regular rooms in Sky Suites are not the same as the regular rooms in regular tower? Not sure if it would be worth to pay for the upgrade then just to have access to that always crowded lounge.
     
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    They're the same, just a bit smaller
     
  14. gradytripp

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    Well, I'll admit that I was slightly disappointed when we walked in and I saw the slightly smaller room size, plus the connecting door to the suite next door. There was no small couch, which the rooms in the regular tower have always had. So it's about a small couch-length smaller, perhaps. I do wish they'd said so when we upgraded at the (main) front desk.

    But in the end we wound up happy with it. It was a slightly different view of the Strip, which sounds silly but we noticed it. The lounge yes is crowded at times (and they need more variety in snacks, which I expressed in my post-visit survey). But we did get at least a few coffees and a glass of wine each, every night, as well as prompt access to the Sky Suites check-in area when we had a couple of questions. And the real value was in the Sky Pool--which I did not expect, as I've always enjoyed the regular pools, but it was kind of fun to "level up" to the Sky Pool. And we got a kind of silly kick out of having our own "secret" entrance to the Sky Suites, instead of the main bank of elevators. Finally, it was closer to 550 Pizza, which we always get at least twice each trip.

    So in the end it was worth the $50 a night, for us anyway.
     
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    My mom had booked a corner suite and while at the tower suite check in (which has a nice spread of food and drink by the way) she was able to get the upgrade to the sky suites but she got a One bedroom Panoramic Penthouse! Wow. total 2 day bill was $650 so it was some upgrade. It was on the 54th floor I think and at the end of the hall. With all the curtains open I could hardly walk thru (not too fond of heights). Looked Down at the rooftop of the Park MGM where I was staying. Intense. Pics below don't do justice. Steam sauna option in shower, too. Seemed that most people in the lounge didn't know they could order courtesy glasses of wine from 4-6pm (you had to ask).
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  16. Audible Nectar

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    That room is incredible. I've seen YouTube vids of that room and it's mind blowing. Not just for the views (which are literally heart pounding) but it's one of my favorite decors of any hotel room I've seen, even within the Aria scheme. Some of the "brown" of some of the Tower level suites are a bit "meh" on the color/decor but this is juuuuuust faaaaab......
     
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  17. boxofbirds

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    Lots of great info in this thread! Already upgraded to a suite for this trip, but will keep all this in mind for next time!
     
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